St. Petersburg veterinarian Harvey Partridge, wife killed in North Carolina plane crash

Posted at 2:28 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 14:28:02-04

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials at a North Carolina airport have identified the two people killed in the crash of a small plane.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport said in a news release that Dr. Harvey Partridge, a veterinarian with an office in St. Petersburg, Florida, and his wife, Patricia, both 72, were killed when their plane went down Sunday night near a trail at William B. Umstead State Park. The park is adjacent to the airport property.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the six-seat Piper PA32 disappeared from radar Sunday night as it approached the smallest of the three runways at the airport. Searchers found the aircraft wreckage Monday morning.

The crash and search for the aircraft led to a temporary halt to arriving and departing commercial flights.